Progress Not Perfection

Progress Not Perfection
I have been reminding myself of this a lot lately and I think we are all probably guilty of not giving ourselves enough credit. We are constantly comparing our lives to others and measuring our success by other peoples accomplishments or lack their of.

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There are many days, I will look around my house and feel like I accomplished nothing for the day. But despite the pile of laundry or dishes I didn’t get to, I know I haven’t sat down all day. I know that I successfully got two gets up and ready for school, went grocery shopping,paid bills, worked out and yes, even did something for myself like a hair cut or meeting a friend for coffee.
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It’s kinda like that when you make the decision to start a healthy lifestyle. You know you choose the salad over a burger and fries at lunch and you know you have been waking up early to get a workout in, you even feel better but your discouraged because all your hard work isn’t obvious to others. You know your sacrifices, trial and tribulations but your success isn’t exactly tattooed to your head! That can be very discouraging and  why a lot of people quit.


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I think it is helpful to remember everything takes time, especially the things that are worth it! When your making a positive change you are far ahead of the person who is still sitting on the couch feeling bad about their health while eating pizza and drinking soda! A step forward, big or small is still, a step forward, a step away from where you were.
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Making small changes and working your way up to the bigger ones will help you stay committed. When we make dramatic changes that require us to give up a lot or to incorporate so many new things into our lives, it becomes unrealistic and stressful. The key is to make changes that are sustainable for the long run and slowly add on to that.

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Often times it takes awhile to reap the benefits from the time and work we put in. It can seem like there is a quicker or better way to reach your goal, especially when the high of starting something new  settles down and the reality of the work it will take sets in. Remember your why and why you wanted to make the change in the first place. This in another time when a vision board comes in handy. (Click here to go the post on creating a vision board  https://bit.ly/2KNOO95 )

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There is nothing wrong with switching things up when you find something doesn’t work for you, just remember to give yourself some credit. Progress is better than never starting in the first place. Progress is gonna look different for everyone and it doesn’t have to look perfect to count. Just keep moving forward!

 

 

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